Public and Applied Humanities Faculty Promoted

May 5th, 2023

One professor in the Department of Public and Applied Humanities has been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.


Dr. Suzanne Panferov Reese is promoted from Associate Specialist to Specialist. She is also Chair of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching.


She completed her graduate studies at Ohio State University, earning both a PhD and MA in Foreign and Second Language Education and an MA in Russian Literature. Dr. Panferov Reese’s research focuses on language program administration, professional development, teacher training, pedagogy, and literacy acquisition.


She has published on topics ranging from teachers transitioning into professional leadership roles, ESL program marketing, and parental support for K-12 ELL students. She has presented in numerous countries on issues of professionalizing and empowering teachers, professional development, leadership, and teaching methodologies. In 2009, she participated in a Fulbright Administrator Exchange in Jalisco, Mexico.


Dr. Panferov Reese served as President (2012-2013) of the TESOL International Association Board of Directors and has served on the TESOL Board of Directors (2008-2014) and in the capacity as the TESOL Convention Program Chair (2007) and Professional Development Chair on the UCIEP Steering Committee (2005-2008). Additionally, she served as the Vice President and President (2014-2016) of UCIEP.